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19830608CCMeeting1 1 5 Tybee Island, Georgia June 8, 1983 The Tybee Island City Council held its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 1983 at the City Hall. Mayor Charles J. Hosti presided and the following members of Council were present: James L. Fabrikant, Jr., Jeanne M. Hutton, John C. Wylly, Klima J. McCutchen, Sebastian J. Orsini and Jerome W. Bettencourt. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr., City Attorney, was also present. The first visitor to appear before Council was Mr. Randall DeLoach, asking permission to build shelters for students riding school buses. He intends to sell advertising on these shelters. He was re- ferred to the Tybee Island Planning Commission. The next visitors to appear were Rachel John and Ann Uwanawich who have applied for a business license as spiritual advisers, intending to operate frcm a location within the city's commercial district. Councilperson McCutchen, during the discussion, stated her personal disbelief in this practice, and her unwillingness to vote in favor of allowing it. Councilperson Fabrikant stated that he'd like time to investigate both the applicants and the procedures used by neighboring muncipalities This was agreeable to all, and a decision was postponed pending investigation. Mrs. Mary McAfee then thanked the City Council for the new drainage which has solved her problem with standing water. Mayor Hosti told her that the Chatham County Mosquito Control actually did the work, and deserves the credit. Mrs. McAfee then complained that Q. wi.ighboring property owner, Allen Hendrix, has put fill in which is cutting off acbess to the creek. Mayor Hosti reminded Mrs. McAfee that Mr. Hendrix has a permit from the Corps of Engineers, and that the city will be happy to send Mr. Franklin to look at it, but that he does not believe there is anything we can do at present. Mrs. Genevieve O'Connor, another neighboring property owner, asked the city to measure Fifth Avenue and put markers so that Mr. Hendrix cannot encroach any further. Mayor Hosti stated that he will go and investigate again, but that the city cannot promise to hire a surveyor to place markers at this time. Bill Donaldson was the next speaker. He offered his help in beach erosion control, stating that he has had experience in erosion control measures being used at Hilton Head that may be adaptable to Tybee. Mayor Hosti appointed him to his Erosion Control Committee, and he will be invited to explain his ideas to the committee soon. A Public Hearing to discuss the possibility of applying for Community Development Block Grant funding was then called. Mayor Hosti explained to the audience how the grant application is prepared, and noted that our city has many needs. He asked the audience if they'd like to comment on any particular needs that they believe should be given priority, stating that the needs addressed through this parti- cular grant program must be targeted to help low and moderate income persons. The Zoning Administrator, Earl Anderson, spoke about the hope that the older citizens on fixed incomes will be allowed to use the proposed municipal fishing pier free of charge. Councilperson Bettencourt spoke approvingly of grants for specific projects, stating that he is personally opposed to grants for housing. Councilperson McCutchen spoke of the city's need for a new fire house. Councilperson Orsini stated the city needs a 12 -inch force main down Butler Avenue to increase water pressure for fire fighting and Councilperson Fabrikant agreed, stating that he believes our greatest need is for improvements to the water system which would in turn increase fire fighting capability. Councilperson Orsini moved that the city try for a grant for improvements to the water system; Councilperson Hutton seconded and the motion passed without dissent. Again, the public was asked to comment, but no one spoke. Minutes for the previous meeting were approved as read. Bills for the month of May, 1983 were approved as follows: Water Department - $4,836.85, Sewer Department - $16,219.13, Recreation - $1,135.98, Ceramics - $371.34, Fire Department - $2,652.63, Police Department - $5,308.93, Parking Meter Department - $382.34, Public Works - $8,266.32, Sanitation - $2,378.33, General Goverment - $4,342.77, Capital Outlay Expense - $16,085.00 (new truck for Sanitation Department) and Other Expenses, as follows: $11,456.00 (Balance for repair of 7 DPW Shop Roof) plus $31,775.00 to NCR Corporation for computer. Total of Other Expenses equals $43,231.00. It was noted that $1,300.00 of the General Government expenses has been spent for red flags to be used to mark hazards (jettys, etc.) in the waters along the beaches. A letter from Home Insurance Company to S.J. Orsini, dated May 13, 1983 and refusing responsibility for the recent roof collapse at the DPW Shop, was read and accepted as information. A letter from City Attorney Mahoney to Mayor Hosti dated May 24, 1983 and calling attention to a recent complimentary editorial in the Islands Gazette May 19 -25) was read and accepted as information. A letter from Mayor Hosti to Chatham County Commission Chairman Bill Stephenson was read and accepted as information. The letter was one of appreciation for a recent county appropriation of $25,000.00 to be used for erosion control. Police Commissioner Fabrikant reported that the walking patrol in the business district and on the beach is very effective. The Police Department answered a total of 724 calls for the month of May. Councilperson Hutton reported that litter control has been more evident since adding so many trash cans in the public areas and on the beaches. She noted that the red flags warning of dangerous jettys are being placed with help from the Marine Rescue Squadron. Sanitation crews are now working on a new trash schedule which should be in effect soon, and later she will be asking for a stricter ordinance controlling trash and garbage. She spoke briefly of park maintenance, and highlighted the recent cleaning of the cemetary in Memorial Park. Councilperson Wylly stated that the annual audit is nearly complete. He also reported that the Beach Erosion Control Committee is currently seeking permits to erect jettys, possibly as many as ten between First Street and the South End. Councilperson Bettencourt reported that a grant for $15,000.00 for landscaping of Jaycee Park has been applied for, and that negotiations for tennis courts from a private donor: are continuing. He explained that a grant fran the Music Performance Trust Funds, with matching funds fran the city of $1,500.00, will allow us to enjoy band music in Memorial Park on Sunday afternoons from four p.m. until seven p.m. through July and August. 1 1 1 Councilperson MMCutchen reported that the Fire Department is operating smoothly, as usual and that the First Responder Rescue Unit is now in operation with Hank Buckley in charge. Mayor Hosti congratulated Mrs. McCutchen on the completion of this goal, just in time for the summer season when traffic is so heavy that the EMS may be delayed in answering our calls. Councilperson Orsini reported that the laboratory equipment has been installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, and that this will mean a continuing savings since tests will no longer have to be sent to an outside laboratory. He also reported that 212 feet of sewer line collapsed on Seventh Street on June 7th, and that methods of preventing breakage of impellers on pumps are being investigated because three impellers have broken (at $800.00 each for repair) in the past few weeks. Councilperson Orsini then reported that the Opti -mrs. Club has provided paint and are having the benches and playground equipment in Memorial Park painted. Labor is being supplied by someone who is required by court action to perform 80 hours of civic work. City Attorney Mahoney then explained and read a Resolution supporting the idea of placing a parking booth on U.S. Highway 80 to collect a parqing fee fram beach visitors entering the city limits. This would eliminate the parking meters, and be a convenience for many beach users. Mr. Mahoney explained that the idea was enthusiastically received by the Chatham Municipal Association and a Resolution of support has been signed by mayors of all neighboring municipalities, and by the Chairman of the Chatham County Commission. Mayor Hosti stated that the city is presently only investigating this possibility and that a public hearing will be held before implementation of any parking fee. Councilperson Wylly then moved the adoption of the Resolution and Councilperson Bettencourt seconded. The motion carried and the Resolution was adopted. A copy is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. Attorney John Sparkman, representing Walter Brown, explained a petition to subdivide property known as PIN # 4 -19 -01 -009, or #4 Naylor Avenue. Councilperson Hutton moved to approve the petition and Councilperson Fabrikant seconded. During discussion it was revealed that the Planning Commission had recommended approval, and that a problem with an easement for an adjacent property owner had been satisfied. The motion carried unanimously and acopy of the plat is attached to, and becomes a part of, these minutes. 1 1 Mayor Hosti then introduced the petition for annexation received frau voters and property owners contiguous to the present city limits. This petition has been reviewed by the Chatham County Board of Registrars and declared valid in that it contains more than the 60% of registered voters in the area, as required by Georgia law. Councilperson McCutchen moved acceptance of the petition; Councilperson Wylly seconded. During the discussion it was explained by the City Attorney that a public hearing must be held, if the petition is accepted, to present the residents with a plan for providing them with city services. The petition was accepted by unanimous vote and the public hearing was set for the next regular meeting of the City Council, July 13, 1983. The meeting was then adjourned. a)Lrbt.6-'\ c44' R E S O L U T I O N WHEREAS, the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, maintains and operates the only municipal beach on the Georgia coast; and, WHEREAS, many thousands of persons, including some of our citizens, use and frequent the public beach at Tybee and enjoy the sand, surf and cool ocean breezes; and, WHEREAS, the costs of maintaining the public beach at Tybee, including lifeguards, litter and refuse control, and traffic and safety for the beachgoers has steadily increased; and, WHEREAS, such costs are necessary to preserve the beach for the benefit of all, including future generations; and, WHEREAS, the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, is seeking to obtain permission for the installation of a parking booth for the collection of parking fees, with said funds to be used exclusively for the benefit and safety of the users of the public beach; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council in open meeting assembled, that we hereby endorse and support the efforts of the City of Tybee Island, Georgia, in this regard, and we request our elected federal and state officials to introduce and pass necessary legislation to effect this purpose. Adopted this l�1- day of June, 1983. MAYOR CHARLES OSTI /. CLE OF COUNCIL 1 0 J sz 1 0 .1 ti zs - LL c•M s - 2 STATE OF GEOROIA CHATHAM COUNTY I %SLAT ;3/2 O.G LOT ' , F-0.2T /g /.p`p, LOCAT "-O •."-/ Ti�./� 1 ' - •7 5 /OE- G7� its rJYL02 .iaY�/t /G/� J1/4.- /O 2T.' -/ O - GA/1.1.°S "[_C_ STQ�cT, SURVEYED FOR: IiT/.4LT�e f3E?�v1/i�/ 1 CERTIFY THAT THIS PLAT IS A CORRECT REPRESENTATION OF THE LAND PLATTED AND HAS BEEN PREPARED IN CONFORMITY WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF LAW r Pew...zeta W*ISHT C. POWERS O.OwGIA ago. LAND •UmV[YOR NO, •>I» WRIGHT C. POWERS LANO •URVEY$NO P.C. 1 A •1••1 REINSPECT AND LOCATE IMPROVEMENTS 3/51 /83 SCALE: / - .00 DATE:. - 22 -/979 FILE: 79- . t • JOSEPH D. PURVIS CHAIRMAN LILLIAN A. DAVIS GERTRUDE H. LARK CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF REGISTRARS 415 W. BROUGHTON ST. P.O. BOX 8232 SAVANNAH, GEORGIA 31412.8232 May 17, 1983 DEPUTIES BETTY C. BRANNEN SANDRA M. WILLIAMS Ms. Rowena B. Fripp Clerk of Council P. 0. Box 128 Tybee Island, Georgia 31328 Dear Ms. Fripp: The enclosed petition has been checked by a member of our staff. The markings on the petition are as follows: indicates that the individual is a registered voter in the area to be annexed. X indicates the individual is not a registered voter. * indicates this signature has appeared on the petition before and was certified as a voter. In city indicates a registered voter of Tybee Island. In Sav'h indicates a registered voter of Savannah. As of May 16 there are 80 registered voters in the area to be annexed. There are 49 qualified signatureson the petition. This is 61% of the qualified voters. Sincerely, C. Bett`Brannen Chief Deputy Registrar Enc. 1